First ISCA ITRW on Auditory Quality of Systems

April 23-25, 2003
Akademie Mont-Cenis, Germany

Quality of Head-Related Transfer Functions - Some Practical Remarks

Andreas Silzle

Institut für Kommunikationsakustik, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany

This paper starts with a short summary about previous work done in the field of head-related transfer function (HRTF) measurement and processing. Afterwards a new method to find and optimize HRTFs is explained. The main idea is to use expert listeners to select and tune the HRTFs with the help of real-time interaction adjustment of all parameters under test. Afterwards a listening test validates the previous results. Additionally several practical remarks regarding HRTF measurement and available HRTF sets are given. A possible scheme for the post processing is presented.

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Bibliographic reference.  Silzle, Andreas (2003): "Quality of head-related transfer functions - Some practical remarks", In AQS-2003, 101-108.